We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Yorta Yorta people.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Yorta Yorta people.

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School Program

Kyabram Fauna Park is a great place for a school excursion. Our school program educates children about the importance of animals, the environment and how they can be actively involved in conservation.

Our qualified teacher delivers lessons aligned to the Victorian curriculum. Schools can visit Kyabram Fauna Park or we can bring our animals to you through our incursion program.

To book your education session, please contact our Education Coordinator, Katelyn McIntyre, on 03 5452 2883 or education@kyabramfaunapark.com.au

Education sessions at Kyabram Fauna Park include:

Cost is $12 per student.

Each adult with a 1:10 adult to child ratio is free.

Additional adults (above the 1:10 ratio) are $10 each.

Incursion education sessions include:

Cost is $12 per student.

Each adult with 1:10 adult to child ratio is free.

Additional adults (above the 1:10 ratio) are $10 each

Kindergarten

Kindergarten programs at Kyabram Fauna Park

Primary School

Primary School programs at Kyabram Fauna Park

Brilliant Bugs (Foundation to Year 2: Diversity/Food Webs)

Do you know that 80% of all the animals on earth are invertebrates? In this lesson, you’ll get up close and personal with brilliant bugs, learn about their special features and find out why they are such an important part of our environment. (VCSSU042)

Fur, Feather, Scales and Skin (Foundation to Grade 2: Classification)

Have you ever wondered why reptiles have scales and birds have feathers? In this lesson, you’ll get up close to Kyabram Fauna Park animals to explore how we classify animals according to their body coverings. (VCSSU042)

Amazing Australian Animals (Foundation to Grade 2: Diversity)

Australia is home to some of the most unique animals in the world. In this lesson, you’ll meet a variety of animals that call Australia home. (VCSSU042)

Living Things (Foundation to Year 2: Life Cycles)

All living things grow and change. In this lesson, you’ll meet special animals and discuss the changes they go through as they grow. (VCSSU043)

The Amazing Life of Animals (Grades 3 & 4: Life Cycles)

Different animals have different life cycles. Meet some of Kyabram Fauna Park’s amazing animals and learn about their birth and the changes they experience as they grow. (VCSSU058)

Home is Where the Hollow Is (Grades 3 & 4: Habitat)

All animals need a place to call home - from the tiniest ecosystem like a pond to a vast forest. In this lesson, you’ll meet some of the Park’s special animals and explore where they make their home. (VCSSU058)

Australian Animals (Grades 3 & 4: Diversity and Classification)

We can group animals based on their observable features. Australia has many unique animals from monotremes to marsupials. In this lesson, you’ll meet some of our amazing animals and discuss the features that make them so special. (VCSSU057)

STEM workshop (Years 3 & 4: STEM)

In this workshop, you’ll explore Kyabram Fauna Park and look closely at our animal enclosures. Then you’ll come into the Park’s Education Centre and start a design for your own special animal enclosure. Oh – and you might get to meet an animal or two! (VCDSCD031)

Australian Animal Adaptions (Years 5 & 6: Adaptations)

Australian animals have behavioural, physical and physiological adaptations that help them survive and thrive in their natural environment. Meet some of the Kyabram Fauna Park animals and take a closer look at their incredible adaptations. (VCSSU074)

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Years 5 & 6: Threatened Species)

In this lesson, you will meet Australian animals that are at risk of becoming endangered in the wild. We discuss the different threats to their survival and learn simple things we can do to ensure their continued survival. (VCSSU075)

Survival of the Fittest (Grades 5 & 6: Adaptations)

Australia has one of the harshest environments in the world. In this lesson, you’ll meet some of the Kyabram Fauna Park animals and look at how the structural and behavioural adaptations of living things increase their chance of survival. (VCSSU074)

Australian Animals and Bushfire (Years 5 & 6: Geography)

In this lesson, you’ll explore the short and long-term impact that bushfires have on Australian native fauna. What makes the koala so vulnerable to bushfires and what special adaptation helps the Shingleback lizard be alerted to the presence of fire? (VCGGK095)

Secondary School

Secondary school programs at Kyabram Fauna Park

Classification (Year 7 & 8: Science)

In this lesson, we discuss why and how we classify different animal species. With the help of the Kyabram Fauna Park animals we look at similarities and differences that help us organise the diversity of the animal kingdom.

Food Chains and Food Webs (Year 7 & 8: Science)

Organisms within an ecosystem interact to create food chains and food webs. You’ll meet Kyabram Fauna Park animals and learn about the important role they play in food chains and webs.

Water (Year 7 & 8: Geography)

Learn about the importance of water to our Australian native fauna. In this lesson, we discuss how the wetlands at Kyabram Fauna Park support biodiversity in the local environment.

Ecosystems (Year 9 & 10: Science)

In this lesson, we look at the vital role different animals play in an ecosystem. We discuss how environmental changes can impact balance and diversity in ecosystems.

Self-guided School Group Tours

School groups are welcome to visit the Park and enjoy a self-guided tour for $9.50 per student. Each adult with a 1:10 adult to child ratio is free. Additional adults above the 1:10 adult to child ratio are $10 each.

To book your Kyabram Fauna Park education session, get in contact with our Education Coordinator, Katelyn McIntyre, on 03 5452 2883 or education@kyabramfaunapark.com.au
We greatly appreciate the support from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, which has funded the Education Coordinator position for four years.

Hazelman's Cottage

Hazelman Cottage and the Transport Through Time historic precinct are located within Kyabram Fauna Park and operated by the Kyabram Historical Society. The Hazelman family were early pioneers in the Kyabram district. Their four-room cottage was transported to the Fauna Park in 1979. The cottage contains an interesting collection of memorabilia, photographs and period furniture. The Transport Through Time display includes a blacksmith’s shop and a machinery shed with buggies and various machines. The historic precinct is operated by volunteers and is open periodically, usually during the school holidays. Please give us a call on (03) 5852 2883 to check the next time the historic precinct will be open.

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